Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-2.5)
The Miami Heat (22-22) travel to Spectrum Center on Friday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (22-21). Charlotte opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 221.
The Miami Heat took the court against the Phoenix Suns and ended up losing by a score of 110-100 in their last game. Miami finished having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (36 out of 86) and buried 13 out of their 36 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Heat made 15 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 50 with 17 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists for this game as well as forcing 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When it comes to defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the floor on 45 out of 91 shooting. Phoenix doled out 29 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Furthermore, Phoenix grabbed 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Phoenix finished the game at 88.9% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of their 9 shots. They converted 12 of their 37 shots from distance.
Kendrick Nunn is one guy who was a contributor for the game. He accumulated 25 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:14 minutes and collected 3 rebounds. Nunn ended up shooting 52.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Heat was Bam Adebayo. He had 8 rebounds in 32:24 min on the court. He finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 4-of-9 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Adebayo accounted for 6 assists.
Miami enters this game with a mark of 22-22 on the campaign. The Heat are hitting 34.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (551 of 1,606) and 79.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 106.2 points per outing (27th in basketball) while shooting 45.6% from the floor. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,129 assists this year, which ranks 8th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Heat have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 fouls. The Heat defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (665 of 897) and they relinquish 44.3 boards per game as a group. They are 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,124 surrendered on the season. They concede 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.6).
For their last game, the Charlotte Hornets took home the win by a final score of 122-97 when they faced the Houston Rockets. The Hornets were able to pull down 40 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Rockets committed 19 fouls for the contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a rate of 75.9%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Charlotte converted 18 of 38 tries (47.4%). In all, the Hornets finished 41 for 80 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.3%. The Hornets allowed the Rockets to bury 33 out of 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.4% for this game. They finished 32.7% from downtown by connecting on 16 out of 49 and finished the game at 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte allowed Houston to get 39 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier pitched in for the Hornets for the matchup. He made 9 of 14 for the game giving him a rate of 64.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Rozier tallied 25 points in his 29:50 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for the contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was Devonte' Graham. He accumulated 3 dimes in 25:31 minutes played, and he converted 7 out of 10 from the floor. Graham walked away from this one going 70.0% from the floor as well as earning 21 points and 2 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 22-21 for the year. Charlotte has scored 4,815 points on the season (112.0 per contest) and they collect 43.9 boards per game. The Hornets have committed 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 16th in the league. They are earning an assist 27.1 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they cough up possession 15.5 times per contest. The Hornets are ranked 20th in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.7. The Charlotte defense gives up 36.9% on shots from distance (639 of 1,734) and their opposition knocks down 74.6% of their free throw shots. They concede 27.8 dimes and 44.5 boards per contest, which is 30th and 19th in the NBA. They are able to force 15.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (24th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte (+2.5) and over 221 points
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